An old saying goes, a little knowledge is a good thing. When it comes to stopping biosecurity threats to Australia it’s a great thing.
Agriculture & Biosecurity
Animal well-being: a chat with Victoria’s Chief Vet, Dr Graeme Cooke
In a talent win, the UK’s former Deputy Chief Vet is now our Chief Vet, helping to keep Victoria safe on the animal health and biosecurity frontline.
Exploring many fields in agricultural research
Senior scientist Dr Peter Moate recently retired, but in his 42 year career he contributed to world-leading research in agriculture & medicine.
The good oil: Corio’s Cobram Estate Olives pumps up export arm
Australia’s largest olive oil producer, headquartered in Corio, is making inroads into Japan, Korea, and the US.
Meet Victorian Agriculture and Climate Change Council Chair, Alexandra Gartmann
How do you help make farming profitable as climate change impacts? That’s the challenge tackled by Victoria’s Agriculture & Climate Change Council.
Healthier cows for a sustainable future
Agriculture Victoria scientists are helping dairy farmers to breed ‘environmentally friendly’ cows.
Paying it forward: meet the Sri Lankan migrant helping farmers get the workers they need
Helping struggling Victorian farmers recruit and retain thousands of workers during harvest is keeping Del Delpitiya busy during the pandemic.
Farmer wants a bookkeeper
How online learning is helping Victoria’s young farmers secure their future in agriculture.
Growing connection in the next generation of gardeners
Young green thumbs will grow their gardening knowledge as part of a new program, Connecting Junior Gardeners.
Agriculture Victoria farm walk supports recovery at Wairewa
Pasture walks connect fire-affected farmers and communities and offer support and information to help them recover.
Future-proofing food from pests and climate change
Scientists at Agriculture Victoria are investigating the links between climate change, pests and food production.
Rural Assistance Commissioner Peter Tuohey taking the pulse of rural recovery
Helping Victorian farmers face challenges such as droughts, floods and bushfires are all in a day’s work for this experienced man of the land.
Award-winning research scientist has finger on the pulse
Jason Brand uses his passion for pulses to inform award-winning research that benefits growers and agronomists.
Turning up the dial on fruit production
In a world first, scientists in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley take inspiration from sundials to reap rewards for fruit growers and consumers.
Researchers fast heading towards carbon neutral dairy farm
Scientists aiming for the world’s first carbon neutral dairy farm in West Gippsland find new ways to use excess energy the farm generates.
Pears that blush are ripe for premium overseas markets
Researchers at Agriculture Victoria’s Tatura SmartFarm discovered how much light is needed by blush pears to produce their red colour.
A fruitful cherry season, in spite of the challenges
Koala Cherries did a massive pivot to get cherries to dining tables this summer.
Vitamin business booms for Melbourne Vietnamese migrant
Nominated by the Victorian Government for a business migration visa, Chau Tran has launched an export company, working with South Gippsland Dairy.